What part of "I've been using Transmission" do you not understand? Seriously, ActiveX errors should have been the first and only red flag for any techie. I'm fine with simple gif, jgp, and png based ads, but since ActiveX has access to so much stuff it was easily crossing the line. Ads themselves were never really the issue. Ads that could potentially leak sensitive information were.
The only reason that this is a story is because there are still a large number of people using uTorrent. That group shouldn't include readers of Slashdot. If you're reading this, and you were using it until you read this story (and especially if you're still using it), you're doing it wrong.